Baby Antibiotics Ballston Spa NY

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children's immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad'spectrum antibiotics.

Nancy L Bunker
(518) 782-2309
14 Sunset Dr
Latham, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Gregory Wayne Runkel, MD
(518) 585-6708
61 Rowland St
Ballston Spa, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr. Michael A Weinberger
(518) 885-0929
237 Van Aernem Rd
Ballston Spa, NY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Marilyn A Fisher
(518) 262-5421
Ballston Lake, NY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Gayle P Buckley, MD
(518) 354-5683
318 Ruhle Rd S
Ballston Lake, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1969

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Frederick Wayne Van Saun
(518) 783-3110
1201 Troy Schenectady Rd
Latham, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Cecilia R Ruelos, MD
(518) 884-0898
61 Rowland St Ste 208
Ballston Spa, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dr. Gregory Wayne Runkel
(518) 585-6708
61 Rowland St
Ballston Spa, NY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Vijaya L Gandham
(518) 899-4133
318 Ruhle Rd S
Ballston Lake, NY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Gandham Vijaya MD - Malta PEDS
(518) 899-4133
318 Ruhle Road South
Ballston Lake, NY
 
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Babies, Antibiotics, and Asthma

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By Kris Kucera

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children’s immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics. Unfortunately, giving antibiotics to infants—even just one course—in their first year of life may double their susceptibility to asthma, compared to antibiotic-free babies, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia, along with BC’s Centre for Disease Control and Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation. Scrutinizing eight studies, which surveyed more than 12,000 children, the researchers’ data indirectly support the hygiene hypothesis—the idea that in developed countries, kids’ reduced exposure to germs may actually impede their immune responses. Critics argue that although pediatric exposure to germs is essential, certain bacterial infections necessitate antibiotic treatment as a safety measure. Also, they point out, the hygiene hypothesis fails in inner cities, where asthma rates in underprivileged youths have soared, even though most of these kids live amid substandard levels of hygiene. With the jury still out, concerned parents should ask their pediatricians for blood work before they agree to medicate their infants, preventing needless antibiotic treatments for viral infections or illnesses with undetermined causes.

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